The defendants sought an interim ruling that they were not the cause of the claimant’s losses. They had acted as patent agents to license to exploit the claimant’s patent in the UK. They alleged that the failure to complete the registration of the patent in a timely fashion meant that they had been unable to recover losses despite the licence.
Peter Smith J
 EWHC 2481 (Ch)
England and Wales
Cited – Cook v Swinfen 1966
Cited – Vision Golf v Weightmans (a Firm) ChD 26-Jul-2005
The defendant solicitors were joint tortfeasors, having failed to make an application to court in a timely fashion, when it might have succeeded. It defended the claim saying that had the claimant issued proceedings against a second firm that firm . .
Cited – Governors of the Hospital of Sick Children v McLaughlin and Harvey plc 1987
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Intellectual Property, Licensing
Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.234713